Non-fiction books

I’ve published a couple of non-fiction books so far. Both were wonderful yet exhausting experiences. While the titles are out of print with the publishers, you can still find second-hand copies for sale on the Internet, which is kind of heartening!

ONE NIGHT STAND: TRUE STORIES OF CASUAL SEX

1997 Random House Australia, Milsons Points NSW
Now re-published as an ebook by Allen James Press

One Night Stand - High ResolutionBack cover blurb:

Sexy. Funny. Provocative. This fabulous collection of reckless, lust-inspired liaisons – penned by
ordinary Australians – is a voyeuristic journey through the secrets of other people’s sex lives. It’s escapism of the best kind.

‘I still don’t know why I consented. I suspect that it was summer, I had a day off and she had a pool…’

‘It’s difficult to draw boundaries when you’re all on top of each other…’

‘He ended up in the back seat and I was trying to straddle him but the gearstick was in the way…’

One Night Stand is a unique exploration of sexual mores and a daring expose of the gender war that’s going on in bedrooms, cars, beaches and parties across the country.”

WHERE TO BUY ‘ONE NIGHT STAND: TRUE STORIES OF CASUAL SEX’:

One Night StandSelected review quotes:

“(Sheldon’s) collection of true stories from men and women about their experience of one-night stands is interspersed with her own editorial – intelligent comment about the way things should be. The voyeur in all of us will be drawn in to these sometimes seedy, sexy, funny and just plain stupid little liaisons.”

– News Mail Weekender

“This book is definitely worth a look, but just be prepared to be shocked.”

– Time Off

“One Night Stand – True Stories of Casual Sex is not an easy book to read. It can be brutal and crude and there is an undercurrent of violence and anger throughout much of the collection. But it is also a bite of Australian reality… Sheldon makes no apology for presenting one-night stands as they really are…”

– The Daily Telegraph

Publicity for the book included numerous print and radio interviews. Collins Booksellers selected One Night Stand as their July 1997 non-fiction title of the month and featured it in over 1100 front-of-house bins Australia-wide.

WHERE TO NOW? THE PRACTICAL ADVISER FOR AUSTRALIAN WIDOWS

1996 Mandarin, imprint of Reed Books, Port Melbourne VICwhere-to-now

Back cover blurb:

“The death of your husband can mean you are left to your own financial devices. What do you do next? This essential guide offers practical information about:

  • funerals
  • wills, deceased estates, pensions and other legal formalities
  • access to industry professionals
  • help and advice lines around the country

Enhanced by personal stories, Where to Now? will give you the know-how to rebuild your life in your own way.”

Selected review quotes:

“Where to Now? Is an invaluable and clearly overdue document which may not ease the pain of the loss of a loved one, but will ease the passage back into society, thereby proving that there really can be life after death.”
– Gold Coast Bulletin
 
“This is an important book and one which deserves to be read widely.”
– Fifty-Plus New
 
Publicity for the book included a stint on the television program “Good Morning Australia” with Bert Newton and interviews on 4QR Radio, 5AN Radio, ABC radio

 

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